Dimitri Chamblas, Slow Show
Sunday 09 Feb 2020 from 3:30pm to 4pm, from 4:30pm to 5pm
Slow Show is a collective dance, intense and agitated, whose visible repercussions are minute, precise and concentrated. Rooted in the principles of trance, exultation, telepathy, the performance, conceived and created by the dancer and choreographer Dimitri Chamblas, for and with a group of 50 participants, reveals their strength and vivacity through movements slowed down to the extreme, almost imperceptible, almost invisible.
Each iteration of the Slow Show is unique. The first took place in Los Angeles in February 2019, at the famous Kings Road House in West Hollywood, then a second version was created in Luma Arles in July 19. This third version, produced by Lafayette Anticipations in collaboration with the MC93 of Bobigny, brings together 50 people of all ages and backgrounds, who prepared the performance in three preliminary workshops.
Slow Show is a workshop and a public presentation, a way for the inhabitants of a territory to meet, to find themselves, to federate through physical practice, to offer a collective performance to a large audience and to experiment, as participant and spectator, with states and intensities, rhythms and points of view. In this way, an ephemeral community is built that leaves its mark on the places it passes through.
A first public presentation of the Slow Show will take place at the MC93 in Bobigny on Saturday 8 February at 5.30 pm.